The best way to get inside Cathy LadmanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s head is to see her live. As one of the countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top comedians, LadmanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s show is a self-probing, anxiety-venting vehicle, which draws laughter from exposing personal neurosis. She has not only appeared on Ã¢â‚¬?The Tonight ShowÃ¢â‚¬? nine times, but was also the only female comic to appear on the last two Johnny Carson Ã¢â‚¬?Tonight Show AnniversaryÃ¢â‚¬? shows. Cathy has had her own HBO Ã¢â‚¬?One Night StandÃ¢â‚¬? comedy special and, in 1992, was awarded the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand Up Comic. A native New Yorker, now living in Los Angeles, Cathy has an acting career in television and film. Her film credits include Ã¢â‚¬?The Aristocrats,Ã¢â‚¬? Ã¢â‚¬?White Oleander,Ã¢â‚¬? Ã¢â‚¬?What Planet Are You From?Ã¢â‚¬? She appeared regularly on ABCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬?Politically IncorrectÃ¢â‚¬? and Comedy CentralÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬?Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist.Ã¢â‚¬? She has guest starred in several TV comedies, including Ã¢â‚¬?Curb Your Enthusiasm,Ã¢â‚¬? Ã¢â‚¬?Titus,Ã¢â‚¬? and Ã¢â‚¬?Everybody Loves Raymond,Ã¢â‚¬? and starred in many successful (and never-to-see-the-light-of-day) sitcom pilots, including Ã¢â‚¬?Caroline in the City.Ã¢â‚¬? Her writing career includes Ã¢â‚¬?The Caroline Rhea ShowÃ¢â‚¬? (2002), Ã¢â‚¬?The Wayne Brady ShowÃ¢â‚¬? (2001), Ã¢â‚¬?Caroline in the CityÃ¢â‚¬? (different Caroline altogether, 1997), and Ã¢â‚¬?RoseanneÃ¢â‚¬? (1996). She recently wrote on the pilot episode of BravoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, Ã¢â‚¬?Situation Comedy.Ã¢â‚¬? In addition to stand-up, TV, and film, Cathy has been doing more live theatre. She was in the 25th Anniversary Production of Ã¢â‚¬?Last Summer at Bluefish CoveÃ¢â‚¬? in Los Angeles. She developed her show, Ã¢â‚¬?Scaredypants,Ã¢â‚¬? with HBO and took it to the Aspen Comedy Festival. She is currently working on a new solo show, Ã¢â‚¬?Does This Show Make Me Look Fat?Ã¢â‚¬? CathyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s comedy focuses on family, growing up, relationships, and real life from a very personal perspective. The Los Angeles Times put it best Ã¢â‚¬?... Ladman has such clever, well-written material and such a breezy, unassuming delivery that it would be easy to overlook just how good she is: Her act seems effortless.Ã¢â‚¬?
never have i seen someone so comfortable on stage. you just trust that she'll make you laugh. you truly have to see her live to fully appreciate the subtlties. catch her before she dies of throat cancer (her joke not mine).